NCC grads prepare for future

Nashua Community College proudly hosted its 47th commencement ceremony on May 19, with 300 graduates receiving their associate degrees and certifications.

For some, this meant they can now launch the careers they came to NCC to prepare for; but others are currently transferring their hard-earned credits into four-year programs across the country. NCC partners with four-year colleges and universities to offer transfer and opportunities to students looking to earn their bachelor’s degree. Over the years, our graduates have successfully transferred to more than 500 four-year colleges and universities.

Hannah Croce, the 2018 Student Senate president, student commencement speaker and student trustee of the CCSNH Board of Trustees, will be pursuing her bachelor’s degree at Northeastern this fall, and then perhaps law school. Hannah graduated manga cum laude from NCC with an associate degree in liberal arts. Like Hannah, graduates of the class of 2018 have selected schools in New Hampshire and beyond for continuing their education.

Transferring within New Hampshire

With the New Hampshire Dual Admission agreement between NCC and the University System of New Hampshire institutions, and other local transfer and articulations agreements, many students pursue their Bachelor’s programs in state.

NCC liberal arts student Renée Dubuc graduated summa cum laude this spring, and will be attending Southern New Hampshire University in the fall to study marketing. Ashley Harris also will be going to SNHU for her bachelor’s in business with a minor in psychology.

From the business administration-management program, magna cum laude graduate Julia Mungovan will study business management at UNH Manchester this fall. Stephen Ring also is heading to UNH Manchester to complete his communications bachelor’s degree.

The New Hampshire Dual Admission Program is a seamless pathway from NCC to the University System of New Hampshire, which includes the UNH at Durham and Manchester, Granite State College, Keene State College and Plymouth State University. Aside from the ease of transferring credits, Dual Admission students can use resources at both institutions simultaneously. Explore the NH Dual Admission program online at www.dualnh.com.

To see how to transfer credits between New Hampshire institutions, visit www.nhtransfer.org.

Transfer opportunities

beyond New Hampshire

While there are many options to stay in New Hampshire, many students select programs in other states. After graduating cum laude with his associate degree in history and political science, Kevin Putnam will continue his studies at the University of Central Florida. Past graduates also have enrolled at the University of Massachusetts Lowell, the University of Connecticut, Cornell University, Springfield College, Emerson College and Johns Hopkins University.

Articulation

agreements

We’re continuously developing new articulation agreements between programs here and at partner institutions. Articulation agreements are a guaranteed pathway between the college and four-year colleges and universities. For instance, our electronic engineering technology associate degree has an agreement with UNH-Manchester, which has provided an excellent pathway for many of our EET students to complete a Bachelor’s Degree at UNH by starting at NCC.

To learn more about transfer and articulation opportunities available at NCC, contact the Academic Advising Center at 603-578-8906 or nccacademicadvisingcenter@ccsnh.edu.

Lucille Jordan is the President of Nashua Community College, located at 505 Amherst St. in Nashua.